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In Memory of Board Member, Jodie Nedeau

January 20, 2023

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Allendale Board Member, Jodie L. Nedeau. Jodie was a member of the Allendale Shelter Club for many years serving…

Help! It’s the Holidays!

December 27, 2022

Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Allendale’s Senior Director of Clinical and Outpatient Services, shares some ideas and suggestions for coping with holiday stress. “Often during the holidays, we tend to focus on…

The Powerful Impact of Community Networks

December 27, 2022

This fall, we were thrilled to bring on a new community-focused partnership opportunity at Allendale with the creation of the Community Engagement Network! As we have been increasing our community-based…

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Helping Kids Handle Anger, Frustration With the Covid-19 Shutdown

May 23, 2020

By Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Clinical Psychologist, Allendale Association “The Daily Herald” Health & Fitness – May 23, 2020 As Illinois’ stay-at-home order persists and summer plans look different than usual,…

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Help Kids Cope with Covid-19 Changes

May 2, 2020

By Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Clinical Psychologist, Allendale Association “The Daily Herald” Health & Fitness – May 2, 2020 No school. No daycare. No playdates with friends. The COVID-19 crisis has…

How to know when kids could use a therapist’s help

March 11, 2020

It’s been a long couple of months. In many families, parents and kids have spent far more time together than before. Emotions are running high, patience is wearing thin —…

Allendale, community find a way to give residents a happy Easter

March 10, 2020

Although its day school and counseling center are closed, in accordance with Illinois’ shutdown, nearly 99 kids continue to call the Allendale campus home. Thanks to the staff, community and…

Allendale’s Repurposed Wood Vocational Program

February 12, 2020

Allendale Woodshop Instructor, Rob Serdar, and his students were excited to partner with Jeff Clark, of Old School Timber Works in Libertyville, to transform several fallen white oak trees from our…

Allendale Offers A Residential Program for Children with Autism

November 13, 2019

This fall, Allendale contracted with the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services to open a residential program for young children with Autism on our Lake Villa campus! Read the…

Allendale Receives High Praise from Advanc-ED Accreditation

April 7, 2019

Allendale School’s Advanc-ED External Review concluded last week, utilizing over 30 standards that are tailored for all education providers across the country. The team examined our school’s programs, cultural context,…

Allendale’s embroidery, screen-printing program has local impact!

April 1, 2019

Read more about how Allendale’s Embroidery & Silk Screening vocational program is making a local impact! “I think it’s great that they are providing an opportunity for kids to learn…

Bears’ Chairman George H. McCaskey Kicks Off Summer Olympics!

October 15, 2018

Following a popular 12-year tradition, Allendale Association recently held its campus-wide Summer Olympics for its young residents. Adding to the excitement, Chicago Bears’ Chairman George H. McCaskey officiated at opening day festivities, another…